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The pope, the media and balance on life issues
Pope Francis stresses the need for balance between pronouncements on hot button issues and pastoral care, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.
God, sex, worship and babies
These days, people who attend worship services once a week or more have a sharply different fertility rate from those who avoid religious sanctuaries.
The evil we know in Syria
Clerics in America and around the world worry about the plight of Christians and those in other minority religious groups in Syria.
Lessons learned from church spies
Consultants who do church "spy" work, rarely find warm, friendly welcomes when they visit most American congregations.
Apple and the i-Sacraments age
Steve Jobs' personal philosophy transported the iPhone into an object viewed with almost religious devotion, writes columnist Terry Mattingly.
About those screaming babies in mass
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly explores reactions to the question: "Why don't parents take screaming babies out of church?"
Protecting the flock from gun violence
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that the bloodshed in religious sanctuaries is beginning to get attention from religious and government leaders, if not from national news media.
Sober talk with Brazil's bishops
Pope Francis told Brazil's bishops that they must regain a common touch that resonates with the poor, the weak and those yearning for spiritual experiences, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
The old reality in Egyptian neighborhoods
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that it is significant that a majority of Egyptian Muslims believe sharia law should govern the lives of all Egyptians, not just Muslim believers.
One radical old Baptist Patriarch
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly remembers the Rev. Will Campbell — an activist and writer who made lots of people mad for lots of reasons.
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